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Trump Retweets Pizzagate Conspiracy Freak — And Image Of Train Running Over CNN Reporter

President Trump retweeted a post from a well-known alt-right activist involved in conspiracy theories — and an image of a CNN reporter being run over by a train.

The original tweet belongs to Jack Posobiac, an Alt-Right follower who has promoted conspiracy theories surrounding the murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich and the pizzagate conspiracy alleging Hillary Clinton’s staff trafficked in children at a Washington D.C. pizza joint.

In his tweet, posted a day after the Charlottesville demonstrations, Posobiac linked to a report about shootings in Chicago and wrote: “Meanwhile: 39 shootings in Chicago this weekend, 9 deaths. No national media outrage. Why is that?”

In addition to retweeting Posobiac, Trump also posted his own attacks on the media, calling members of the press “truly bad people.” On Tuesday morning Trump shared, and then removed, a tweet of a cartoon showing a train carrying the name Trump running over a CNN reporter. The caption attached to the cartoon read: “Fake news can’t stop the Trump train.”

The tweets came after Trump tepidly denounced white supremacist violence at Charlottesville, which included a far-right demonstrator driving into a crowd of counterdemonstrators.

Contact Nathan Guttman at or on Twitter @nathanguttman


Nathan Guttman

Nathan Guttman

Nathan Guttman, staff writer, was the Forward’s Washington bureau chief. He joined the staff in 2006 after serving for five years as Washington correspondent for the Israeli dailies Haaretz and The Jerusalem Post. In Israel, he was the features editor for Ha’aretz and chief editor of Channel 1 TV evening news. He was born in Canada and grew up in Israel. He is a graduate of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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